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March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Damon Young signs and discusses “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker”

Left Bank Books welcomes Very Smart Brothas co-founder Damon Young, who will sign and discuss his new memoir-in-essays, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker,” with with St. Louis American Young Leader Alona Sistrunk!

This event is free and open to the public, but proof of purchase of “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker” from Left Bank Books will be required to enter the signing line.

For Damon Young, existing while Black is an extreme sport. The act of possessing black skin while searching for space to breathe in America is enough to induce a ceaseless state of angst where questions such as “How should I react here, as a professional black person?” and “Will this white person’s potato salad kill me?” are forever relevant. “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker” is a hilarious and honest debut that is both a celebration of the idiosyncrasies and distinctions of Blackness and a critique of white supremacy and how we define masculinity.

Details

Date:
March 29, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

The Studio at KAC
501 N Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103 United States
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Organizer

Left Bank Books
Phone:
3143676731
Email:
info@left-bank.com
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